Road Trip through the Florida Keys

My husband, my son, and I took a day trip to Key West and through the Florida Keys.

Road Trip through the Florida Keys

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by melissabowman on February 17, 2006

Driving through the Florida Keys was an amazing and breathtaking experience. I was flabbergasted at the beauty that lay before my eyes. The 3-hour drive through the Florida Keys was unforgettable. With so much to see and take in, it left me amazed. The water was so blue and the views were endless. The only way to get to Key West and through the Florida Keys is by Highway 1, which connects the many islands that make up the Keys. When you drive through the Keys, you see water for several miles and an occasional patch of land and beach. The best sight of our trip was on the ride home, when we saw the most amazing sunset possible. We pulled over on the side of the road and enjoyed the glory that was before us. I definitely encourage a drive throughout the Keys; it is something you will never forget.${QuickSuggestions} ${BestWay} Other than flying to the airport in Key West, the only way to get from Miami to Key West is by car on Highway 1.

Smathers Beach

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by melissabowman on February 17, 2006

Our trip through the keys, and to Key West, was quite short, but nothing short of beauty and entertainment. The drive down Highway 1 was unbelievable, truly a breathtaking sight. I believe this is something everyone should experience. Key West is at the southern most tip of Florida. I hear you are closer to Cuba than to Miami, so you can imagine. The keys are connected solely by one thing, Highway 1.

For the most part, they are several islands in the Atlantic Ocean and the only way in and out is by this bridge, or strip of highway. So most of the drive is over beautiful blue water. For miles, that is all you can see, and little patches of land every once in a while. When we got to Key West, we went straight to the beach and layed in the sand. I was a little disappointed by the water. Right at the edge was a bunch of brown seaweed and gross stuff, but once you got past that, it was the most turquoise water I have ever seen. It was so clear and blue. The sand was also very white and powdery. The view and sight were just awe inspiring. It is truly a sight to see
Smathers Beach
South Roosevelt Blvd
Florida Keys, Florida, 33040
(305) 755-7800

Key West—Around Town

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by melissabowman on February 17, 2006

Key West is filled with culture and entertainment. Now, we did not stay in Key West for very long, so my knowledge of all the activities is limited. I do know, however, that I saw tons of things to do and see and places to eat.

When we went to the beach, there were all kinds of rentals: boats, chairs, rafts, bikes, etc. There are also many tours available, like boat and bus/trolley tours, and you can also go for day trips to some of the other islands and keys.

Key West has several little shops and stores, and the streets are filled with them. I got he feeling that the best thing to do is walk up and down the streets checking out all the little stores and shops. Key West seems like a tight-knit community and a very casual and relaxed place to go. The people are nice and friendly and a pleasure to talk to. Like I said, my knowledge is limited, but I hope to go back some day and experience it more. It was a joy to experience what little I did.

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